Dimensions of Wellness: Spiritual

The spiritual dimension of wellness involves exploring meaning and purpose in human existence. It includes developing a deep appreciation for the depth and expanse of life and natural forces that exist in the universe. A sign of spiritual wellness is the ability to integrate your beliefs and values into your actions. Being spiritually well enables you to weather the ups and downs of life with resilience.

Practices that enhance spiritual wellness include:

  • Pondering the meaning of life
  • Respecting the beliefs of others
  • Living in a way that is consistent with your values and beliefs
  • Taking time for quiet reflection, prayer, or meditation
  • Building awareness through journaling
  • Becoming more aware of the deeper meanings of everyday events
  • Serving your community through volunteerism, giving, or service projects
  • Spending time in nature
  • Taking time to appreciate the arts

Campus resources for attaining and enhancing spiritual wellness:
Center for World Music
Champaign Urbana Theatre Company
Channing Murray Foundation
Counseling Center
Cultural Houses
Faculty/Staff Assistance Services
Krannert Art Museum
McKinley Foundation
Newman Center
Office of Volunteer Programs
Religious Workers Association
Student Service Organizations